Ways of Reading: An Interactive Magazines Workshop for PGs and ECRs

On Thursday 14 June 2018, the Centre for Modernist Cultures invites postgraduates and early-career researchers from across the UK to take part in a workshop devoted to developing new ways of reading modern(ist) magazines. Taking Patrick Collier’s essay ‘What is Modern Periodical Studies?’ as its starting point, the workshop asks how viewing periodicals as ‘strange object[s]’ can affect our teaching and research. In a break from the usual conference or symposium model, the workshop aims to bring together art historians, literary scholars and media or print historians for a day of experimentation, exploration and exchange, as well as networking and community-building.

The workshop is free but places are strictly limited: those wishing to attend should visit the Centre for Modernist Cultures website for more information and to fill in an application form. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 20 April; participants will be notified by 30 April.

Any queries can be addressed to the workshop organiser, Emma West, at e.west@bham.ac.uk